Kung Saan Man Tayo (Wherever We May Be)

Directed by Adrian Alarilla
  • 79 mins

The Filipino émigré’s identity is a dynamic one, constantly changing and adapting to one’s adopted community, while at the same time attempting to compromise with one’s responsibilities with their family and with their Filipino culture. This documentary explores the stories of some of these 21st century Filipino émigré who used to be state scholars but have since followed other opportunities abroad. In this participatory, auto-ethnographic documentary, a group of friends send a video camera to each other by courier to share their stories with each other, opening up about adulthood and moving away, and teasing out larger themes such as the Philippine’s labor export economy, nationalism, and internationalism.